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Martineau, Alfred John

Major Alfred John Martineau, F.R.C.S., Royal Garrison Artillery, was killed in action on April 17th. He was the youngest son of the late Judge Martineau, and was educated at St. Thomas's Hospital, taking the M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. Lond. in 1895, and also the F.R.C.S. Edin. in 1899. After filling the posts of house-surgeon at St. Thomas's Hospital, and at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, and of house-physician to the Brompton Chest Hospital, he went into practice at Hove, Sussex, where he was surgeon to the Brighton Ear and Throat Hospital. He had served for many years in No.1 (Brighton) Company of the Sussex Territorial Royal Garrison Artillery, and on August 26th, 1914 was promoted to the rank of major and to the command of the company. During the early part of the war he was stationed at Newhaven, in command of the fort at that port, and subsequently took his company overseas. British Medical Journal 18 August, 1917.


First name(s)Alfred John
Date of birth1873
Family detailsSon of Judge Alfred and Maria Martineau; husband of E. Louisa Martineau, of 6, Evelyn Terrace, Brighton. His address in 1891 was 14 Lupus Street, St. George's Square
Previous educationUniversity College School
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1891-1895
Dept / courseConjoint Diploma
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Lond. 1895; F.R.C.S. Edinburgh 1899 (Treasurer's Gold Medallist)
Military unitRoyal Garrison Artillery, 19th Siege Bty.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death17 April 1917
Age at death46
Rank at deathMajor
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeBully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, Pas de Calais
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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